Adult Craniofacial

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The Adult Craniofacial Program is a multidisciplinary program which provides a full spectrum of care to adult patients with facial deformities resulting from trauma, ablative cancer defects, congenital and developmental malformations.

Number of Positions 1
Duration 1 year preferable, 6 months possible
Site Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Supervisors Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn
Dr. Jeff Fialkov

Educational Objectives

This clinical fellowship position is designed to give the applicant enhanced clinical expertise in the following areas:

  • management of facial trauma and posttraumatic facial deformities
  • planning and reconstruction of maxillofacial deformities and orthognathic surgery
  • assessment, planning and reconstruction of cranial vault defects and deformities
  • evaluation and reconstruction of orbital defects and deformities
  • gain skills in the reconstruction of a variety of facial soft tissue defects
  • develop competency in the correct choice and application of cosmetic surgical procedures including rhinoplasty, rhytidectomy, and blepharoplasty


  • gain experience in assessment and management of the facial trauma patient
  • gain experience in the clinical and radiological evaluation of patients with craniofacial deformities
  • learn the value of functioning effectively within a multidisciplinary team and managing patients with specialized.


  • knowledge of surgical exposures of the skull and face
  • knowledge in the technical aspects of facial reconstructive surgery: osteotomies, bone grafts, bone fixation
  • knowledge in the use of soft tissue defects to optimize the reconstruction of specialized structures: eyelids, ears, nose, scalp, lips

Job Description


  • attend craniofacial clinics and outpatient clinics of both supervisors in the craniofacial program
  • participate fully in the preoperative assessment, surgery, and postoperative care of the supervisors and other consultants’ patients.
  • work with other house staff members attending patients in the emergency department
  • assist in the clinical teaching responsibilities of the division
  • ensure that participation in the above responsibilities complements the teaching of residents and will not in any way interfere with the residency program


  • Complete a minimum of one clinical or basic science research project and prepare for presentation and publication

Application Requirements

A letter outlining why you wish to pursue craniofacial training in Toronto, two letters of recommendations, names of two additional referees that we may contact for information, curriculum vitae, proof of TOEFL completion if language of instruction in medical school is not English.


Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M6

Tel.: (416) 480-4868